M.Sc. Banking and Finance

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP17000 Year (International)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
Loughborough University | Loughborough, United Kingdom
Our specialist MSc programme in Banking and Finance is ideal for those who wish to pursue a career in the financial services sectors of industry or government, particularly banking and central banking, or for those who are looking for a route towards PhD study.

Description of Banking and Finance

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Our specialist MSc programme in Banking and Finance is ideal for those who wish to pursue a career in the financial services sectors of industry or government, particularly banking and central banking, or for those who are looking for a route towards PhD study.

All of our modules are underpinned by the latest research and best practice, having been designed to equip you with up-to-date and relevant knowledge across a number of areas, including banking, finance and research methods. You will also benefit from the insights of a range of expert guest speakers.

The range of optional modules on the programme will enable you to specialise in areas of economics, banking and finance that best suit your career ambitions and interests.

For further details about the course visit: lboro.ac.uk/departments/sbe/pg/programmes/baf/

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Applications can be made at any time
Tuition fee
  • GBP 17000 Year (International)
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
  • GBP 9000 Year (National)
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

The School reserves the right to vary the list of all modules.

Semester 1

  • Compulsory modules
  • Financial Economics
  • Research Methods
  • The Financial System
  • Research Communication (two-semester module)
Optional modules (choose one)
  • Introduction to Measure Theory and Martingales
  • Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Microeconomic Analysis
  • Stochastic Models in Finance

Semester 2

Compulsory modules

  • Asset Management and Derivatives and/or Corporate Finance
  • Banking and Financial Markets
  • Further Quantitative Techniques for Finance and Economics
  • Research Communication (two-semester module)
Optional modules (choose one)
  • Applied Banking and Financial Modelling
  • Comparative Banking
  • Development Finance
  • Stochastic Calculus and Theory of Stochastic Pricing

Summer period

Students satisfy the research requirement by examined participation in research seminars. Subject to special conditions, students may submit a dissertation instead.

English Language Requirements

IELTS take IELTS test
6.5
CAE score
193(Grade B)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Banking and Finance

We ask for an upper second-class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent overseas qualifications in a subject which has a quantitative element. Good (2:1) grades in quantitative modules are required. Some previous economics is recommended. Examples of eligible quantitative subjects include accounting, maths, physics, chemistry, engineering, computing, finance, business and management.

English language requirement for international students

IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component

The School will accept lower IELTS scores if you undertake the University's pre-sessional English course.

Work Experience for Banking and Finance

No work experience is required.

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Accreditation

Triple accredited business school (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS)

The School of Business and Economics is one of less than 1% of business schools in the world to have achieved accreditation from all three major international accrediting bodies: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the Association of MBAs (AMBA), and EQUIS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).

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